Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Hours per week: 36.50 per week, all year round
Contract Type: Permanent
Create Partnership Trust
Telephone Number: 0121 303 1595
Email Address: email@example.com
Job Start Date: September 2022
We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced leader to work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure all schools are providing a high-quality education and to have oversight of our central offer to schools, predominantly in finance, estates leadership and management and human resources.
The successful candidate will head up a small, skilled central team (known as Create Central) and work with the CEO to provide leadership and management for educational and operational matters. We are looking to recruit an outstanding leader who can identify and promote best practice to support our schools to continually improve.
The ideal candidate will provide strategic and operational leadership to our schools and the central team. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and build effective relationships with colleagues at all levels. They will know how to engage, develop and empower people. They must have the ability to lead, and line manage teams effectively and positively and implement systems to drive improvements and nurture and develop leadership talent.
The ideal candidate will have operational responsibility for the Trust’s central functions and will support the CEO with developing strategic plans. They will also contribute to the work of the Board of Trustees and its Committees.
The DCEO must share the Trust’s vison, values and commitment to the continued improvement of teaching and learning. Although we are offering this post as a full-time, permanent position (all year round with annual leave), we will also consider requests to work flexibly.
This is an exciting time to join Create Partnership Trust, which currently serves about 2,400 pupils. The Trust was formed in September 2016 by Greet Primary and Conway Primary which had been federated for several years. They were joined in January 2017 by Hodge Hill Primary and in November 2018 by Brookfields Primary, our first sponsored school.
The uniqueness of each school is respected and celebrated by the Trust, but we also seek ways of working in partnership by sharing best practice, meeting common challenges and developing joint policy.
The vision for Create Partnership Trust encompasses the growth of an inspirational family of schools, built on a peer support and challenge model, so that barriers to optimum achievement are removed and where effective practice is systematically shared. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by part 7 of the immigration act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement of this role.
Please find a link to our safeguarding policy you are encouraged to read this policy prior to applying to work with us.
Closing Date: 15 July 2022, 12 midday
For more information about the role please visit our website, download here or contact Collette O'Connell, Human Resources Manager on 07548123 037 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications using the Create application form (no CVs please) should be returned to email@example.com
Interviews: week commencing 18 July 2022
Informal visits are encouraged and welcomed; Please contact Collette O'Connell to arrange.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.
Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.